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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
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The following front-page stories received the most comments during the preceding week.

In a moment of unrestrained demagoguery, President Donald Trump presided Wednesday over a crowd chanting "Send her back! Send her back!" about an American Muslim congresswoman who he targeted with racist attacks. The scenes at a North Carolina rally provided an ugly overture to a 2020 election campaign already soaked in hate. ... The chants of "Send her back!" referred to Somalia-born, American citizen Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, one of four minority lawmakers attacked by Trump over the weekend. The invective from the crowd replaced the "Lock her up!" and "Build the wall!" chants of Trump's first campaign with a jarring racial refrain that the commander-in-chief, speaking from behind a podium bearing the symbolic presidential seal, made no effort to stop. read more


For AOC, the offensive posts in the secret Facebook group of Border Patrol staff are very personal, and she wanted to know what the head of Homeland Security was doing about it. read more


The US House of Representatives has voted to symbolically condemn President Donald Trump after a series of attacks aimed at four congresswomen. The resolution denounced Mr Trump's "racist comments that have legitimised fear and hatred of New Americans and people of colour". read more


As of July 11, obesity is considered a disability in the state of Washington as a result of a 7-2 Supreme Court ruling. This court decision means that it is protected under state anti-discrimination law. Therefore, according to the court filing, "it is illegal for employers in Washington to refuse to hire qualified potential employees because the employer perceives them to be obese." read more


Internet sleuths have uncovered a 2015 video of Harvard attorney and Epstein's friend, Alan Dershowitz, who worked to get Epstein a sweetheart deal in a 2008 plea agreement, admitting to getting a massage at Epstein's mansion. read more


If you're wondering why Donald Trump has been trying to keep his racist tweets in the headlines for days on end, here's the likely answer. A Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows support for Trump increased among Republican voters after he urged four minority Democratic congresswomen to go back to their countries of origin, even though three of them were born in the U.S. read more


President Trump launched a bigoted attack against four minority congresswomen on Sunday morning. His tweets were straight up racist. Did the news media accurately describe it that way? read more


The Trump administration is moving forward with a tough new asylum rule in its campaign to slow the flow of Central American migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Asylum-seeking immigrants who pass through a third country en route to the U.S. must first apply for refugee status in that country rather than at the U.S. border. read more


In news that will surely come as a shock to James Bond fans and the film industry at large, it was revealed today that longtime 007 Daniel Craig will pass the Walther PPK to black British actress Lashana Lynch in the iconic role. read more


The concentration of demographic change in noncompetitive states, particularly California and Texas, threatens to further widen the chasm between the popular vote and the Electoral College, easing his path. read more


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